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"When the modifier begins with having, the verb needs to be had been." :? :oops:

I cant digest this explanation and need some elaboration on this. Please help. This one from Kaplan 800- SC.
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"When the modifier begins with having, the verb needs to be had been." :? :oops:

I cant digest this explanation and need some elaboration on this. Please help. This one from Kaplan 800- SC.


A - 'it was believed by the employee..' is too verbose
B - It's not clearly who 'She' is here
C- Correct - Active voice is preferable and more concise
D -sounds awkward
E- 'the moral victory was won' sounds awkward
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RohitKalla wrote:
"When the modifier begins with having, the verb needs to be had been." :? :oops:

I cant digest this explanation and need some elaboration on this. Please help. This one from Kaplan 800- SC.


Where does this rule come from? I think C is the best choice here. Which other choice do you think could be right in this question?
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C for me as well.

When a sentence begins with a modifier (Here Having...clause is trying to modify the employee), restructure the sentence by bringing the subject in front of the modifier.
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The employee, having for......... , believed that she had won a moral victory.

This exercise itself eliminates A, B and D. E is out as it is passive and the employee is the subj.ect and not moral victory.

So its a straight C.

You just need to remember the rule in bold :) .

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C makes more sense than any other. The reasons are
-Right combination of Past tense and past perfect tense,
-Right placement of the subject of the sentence
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between B, C- B changes a little the intent so C looks more promising :?
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crick20002002 wrote:
C for me as well.

When a sentence begins with a modifier (Here Having...clause is trying to modify the employee), restructure the sentence by bringing the subject in front of the modifier.
eg

The employee, having for......... , believed that she had won a moral victory.

This exercise itself eliminates A, B and D. E is out as it is passive and the employee is the subj.ect and not moral victory.

So its a straight C.

You just need to remember the rule in bold :) .

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i pick C here. pronoun error exists in A and B. D and E are out because they are unnecessarily passive. correct me if i am wrong
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I have a doubt regarding the usage of had in the second part of the sentence. Please elaborate a little on this
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whenever a sentence is starting with verb+ing( modifier) modifies the subject of the clause after comma.
like here the subject of the clause of after comma is the employees, So having will modify the employees here.
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New post 09 Apr 2018, 19:36
mikemcgarry, could you explain this SC problem. I am not able to understand what does this sentence intend to say ? Is usage of "Had" in option C correct ?

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New post 17 Apr 2018, 09:50
though sc test clearness, apart from logic, it seldom test choice b. I think.
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